Dealing with Weight Gain, Depression and Hypothyroidism

I thought I was just lazy Jill Carlson is a Green Mountain alum who blogs about the differences intuitive eating and mindful movement have made in her life. I came home from Green Mountain last summer motivated and ready to continue my healthy lifestyle of intuitive eating, Pilates reformer classes, and getting eight hours of […]

Q&A and Giveaway with The Great Fitness Experiment

Charlotte Hilton On Fitness and Life 7 Years After Starting “The Great Fitness Experiment” Blog Today’s Q&A is with Charlotte Hilton of the blog, “The Great Fitness Experiment,” an honest and often hilarious blog that she founded to talk about fitness but has morphed into so much more. — FREE BOOK GIVAWAY — We’ll also […]

When You Need Exercise the Most

When you don’t want to exercise, that’s when you might need it the most An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but walking 30 minutes a day can keep the blues away. Research shows that daily, moderate exercise can not only prevent depression but is also effective in treating depression. Since one in […]

What Kind of “Springer” Are You?

An extra hour of daylight…woo hoo! So what is it about “springing ahead” that can feel like renewal and a new beginning (more so than the New Year), or can catapult us into the “spring blues?” Whichever kind of “springer” you are, how can you use that hour to re-energize yourself? For many of us, […]

7 Ways to Fight Depression during the Holidays

The last of a series of posts I wrote for another blog, this one is particularly apropos for the coming season. I had a dream the other night that was more a nightmare.  It was Ambien-induced; taking the sleep aid is not my usual habit but it was an easy way out.  Or so I […]

It Happened This Week-Women’s Day, George Michael’s Un-Marijuana Diet, Lily Allen’s Bulimia Struggle

The 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day occurred this week, and many organizations seized the opportunity to highlight women’s continuing struggles across the globe, including in regards to health. In the U.S., 61.2% of women are “overweight” and 35.5% are “obese.” While weight is hardly the only indicator of health, those percentages are a bit […]

It Happened This Week: Cake, Incredibly Inspiring Weight Loss Blogs & Celebrity Weight Battles

Want to eat that piece of cake, but not sure you “should?”  Check out “Piece A’ Cake,” a video in which “a woman faces her insecurities as she battles the urge to devour a decadent piece of cake, imagining the dire, albeit irrational, consequences that will ensue.”  (That quote from the great new Venus Vision […]

Diabetes: Denial and Depression

Debbie Hendrick, from DiabetesMine, brings up a good point about what she calles the 3 D’s: diabetes, denial and depression. Writing women with type 2 diabetes she’s come to know, Blogger Hendrick writes that she is “shocked how so many…strong, beautiful ladies talk about denial and depression. One women voiced, ironically, that “she had a hard time getting out […]